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Twins / A65 OIF Front brake.
« on: 29 September, 2017, 11:12:36 »
Trying to locate a rubber gaiter or spring that goes between the two brake arms on the front brake. Unable to locate or find the part number so far. Thanks.

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The Star and Garter / Re: “Daylight MOT”
« on: 28 September, 2017, 16:04:52 »
No need for an MOT as from next year.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Engine running.
« on: 24 September, 2017, 16:30:25 »
Someone will turn up, try some other forums. There will be someone near you. A7 A10 Forum is free, so is the Classic Motorcycle Forum. Don't give up mate, you will enjoy it.  :D

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I bought a BSA this year with no log book. The owner died five years ago and the papers were lost. The bike was in boxes and had been off road many years before he died. The engine and frame numbers matched ( fortunately ). I completed a V62 and sent off a cheque for £25. I got a V5 with the transferable number within 3 weeks. It transpired the guy bought it new in 1971 and probably would have had the old log book as he always lived in the same house. I consider myself very lucky with the DVLA and the number plate is worth more than what I paid for the bike. RIP previous owner.

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Twins / Re: OIL PIPE
« on: 22 September, 2017, 15:26:44 »
If you go on Dragafly's website they have a breakdown of all bikes, parts and part numbers, it almost as good as a workshop manual. I had a 1954 but not the plunger. It is always possible someone has buggered the thread and glued a stud in.

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Twins / Re: Stand Springs Woe.
« on: 20 September, 2017, 16:39:30 »
Did both springs today. Centre stand several pennies, put spring on first with no bolts, then lined up opposite bolt and connected, then levered the spring side in place, quite easy. Don't put the coins the wrong side of the spring they will get in your way. Side stand four pennies, spring on first and levered the S/S on with no paint loss, job done. thanks for replies.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Lidl Tools
« on: 18 September, 2017, 18:20:22 »
Thanks for that will have a look tomorrow. Bought a replica 18 volt drill with two batteries there, 3 year warranty and it is great. Thanks.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Stolen bikes
« on: 17 September, 2017, 17:51:27 »
One of problems they have with bikes and other vehicles. if they seize one and there is dispute of ownership between the captured party and the real owner, the Border chaps are legally bound to store it by law until the situation is resolved. This means, car pounds, storage etc etc = money + funding they will never recover. They only do what they can with what they have. Even Stolen Vehicle Squads have almost vanished, someone will try to say different. Stolen vehicles are just statistics now, there are about 60 scooters/motorcycles stolen in Camden Borough every month. Food for thought.

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Twins / Re: 1961 A10 S/Rocket. Rear wheel binding
« on: 16 September, 2017, 15:51:24 »
Does that small distance washer fit between the speedo drive and the S/arm like on the older models ?

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The Star and Garter / Re: MOT changes for historical vehicles
« on: 16 September, 2017, 15:20:05 »
Here it is. Hope they told the Road Fund Licence Department.

Agree or not?

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/roadworthiness-testing-for-vehicles-of-historic-interest

The outcome from the ‘Roadworthiness testing for vehicles of historic interest’ consultation was released on 14 September 2017.

We have decided that most vehicles over 40 years old (on a rolling basis) will now be exempt from MOT testing.

Those that have been ‘substantially changed’ will still require yearly testing. We have prepared draft guidance as to what constitutes “substantial change” in the context of old vehicles. We plan to finalise the guidance during November 2017. If you have any questions or feedback about it please contact roadworthinesstesting@dft.gsi.gov.uk.
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Re: Rolling 40 year MOT Exemption
Unread postby burnside » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:06 pm

Vehicles of Historical Interest (VHI): “Substantial Change” Draft Guidance
Most vehicles first registered over 40 years ago will as of 20 May 2018 be exempt from periodic testing, unless they have been substantially changed1.
Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) with 12 or more seats and large goods vehicles (i.e. goods vehicles with a maximum laden weight of more than 3.5 tonnes) will not be subject to a general exemption from periodic testing at 40 years and will be within the testing regime.
The criteria for substantial change
A vehicle will be considered to have been substantially changed (and hence not to have been historically preserved or maintained in its original state and to have undergone substantial changes in the technical characteristics of its main components) if it meets one of the following criteria. Such vehicles will not be considered of historical interest and will be continue to be subject to vehicle testing.
Criterion 1
If a vehicle has a power to weight ratio of more than 15% in excess of its original design, unless such a modification took place before 1988.
Criterion 2 If a vehicle:
 has been issued with a registration number with a ‘Q’ prefix; or
 is a kit car assembled from components from different makes and model of
vehicle; or
 is a reconstructed classic vehicle as defined by DVLA guidance; or
 is a kit conversion, where a kit of new parts is added to an existing vehicle, or
old parts are added to a kit of a manufactured body, chassis or monocoque bodyshell changing the general appearance of the vehicle.
While reconstructed classic vehicles and kit conversions can have age-related registration numbers that are more than forty years old, they are not VHIs. Radically altered vehicles should have registration plates with a “Q” prefix, but if a keeper considers they have such a vehicle with an original registration plate they should either test it or establish whether it is a radically altered vehicle.
There are existing DVLA processes for registering reconstructed classic vehicles, kit conversions, and radically altered vehicles with the latter making use of the 8 point rule. (https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-registration).
1 If the type of vehicle is still in production, it is not exempt from periodic testing.
If the keeper of a vehicle of more than forty years old is uncertain about whether the vehicle meets either of the two criteria, then they should seek professional advice. For example, the advice of a qualified mechanic or a historical vehicle expert.
The process for vehicle keepers declaring an old vehicle is exempt from testing
Every year vehicle keepers are required to licence their vehicle. Part of this process includes paying Vehicle Excise Duty (Vehicle Tax). Where the vehicle that year is over 40 years old at the beginning of January then from April of that year the vehicle keeper is exempt from paying this tax. The vehicle keeper must apply for the exemption from tax at a Post Office that deals with vehicle tax. Further advice can be found via the following link:
https://www.gov.uk/historic-vehicles/ve ... ehicle-tax
It is intended that alterations be made to these processes to take account of the “substantial change” rule related to vehicle testing.
On-Line
Please note the first time you apply to licence your vehicle in the historic tax class you must apply at the Post Office. Subsequent re-licensing transactions can be completed on-line.
Where the vehicle keeper is re-licensing their vehicle on-line it is intended that an additional question be asked whether the vehicle has a current MOT and the vehicle keeper will be required to declare that their vehicle has not been substantially changed since 1988. Appropriate safeguards will be in place that will prevent a vehicle keeper from declaring the vehicle is over 40 years of age and progressing to the next stage of the licensing process before first declaring or not as to whether their vehicle has been substantially changed.
At the Post Office
Where the vehicle keeper is licensing their vehicle at the Post Office it is intended that an amendment will be made to form V112 to enable keepers of historical vehicles to declare their vehicle is exempt from requiring an MOT.

Draft Advice (not part of the Draft Guidance)
What do I need to do if I am responsible for a vehicle aged more than 40 years old and first registered in or after 1960?
From 20 May 2018 most of these vehicles will not need a valid MOT certificate to be used on public roads. You still need to keep the vehicle in a roadworthy condition and can voluntarily have a test. We recommend continued regular maintenance and checks of the vehicle.
You need to check whether the vehicle has been substantially altered since 1988, checking against the criteria (in the guidance above). If it has been altered substantially a valid MOT certificate will continue to be required. If you are unsure check, for example from a qualified mechanic or expert on historic vehicles. If you buy a vehicle, we also recommend checking with the previous owner if you can.
If your vehicle is exempt from needing an MOT test (and you do not choose to do not have a valid MOT certificate for it) you will need to declare this when you apply for the exemption from road tax.
What do I need to do if I am responsible for a vehicle first registered before 1960?
These vehicles are already exempt from the requirement for a valid MOT certificate to be used on public roads. You still need to keep the vehicle in a roadworthy condition and can voluntarily have a test. We recommend continued regular maintenance and checks of the vehicle.
You need to check whether the vehicle has been substantially altered since 1988 checking against the criteria (in the guidance above). If it has been altered substantially, an MOT certificate will be required for its use on public roads from 20th May 2018, even if the vehicle has previously not required an MOT.
If your vehicle is exempt from needing an MOT test (and you do not have a valid MOT certificate for it) you will need to declare this when you apply for the exemption from road tax.

If you are responsible for a large goods vehicle (more than 3.5 tonnes) or public service vehicle (with 12 or more passenger seats), you will continue to require a valid test certificate.
If you are responsible for a large goods vehicle (more than 3.5 tonnes) or a public service vehicle (with 12 or more passenger seats), you will require a valid test certificate if the vehicle has been substantially altered since 1988 or if, in the case of
a goods vehicle, it is used when laden or towing a trailer.

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Twins / Re: Stand Springs Woe.
« on: 15 September, 2017, 15:56:18 »
Thanks lads. Had a good look at Youtube  after posting this, will be tackling this the weekend.

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Twins / Stand Springs Woe.
« on: 14 September, 2017, 15:06:32 »
My newly painted frame is ready to come together with the newly painted side and centre stand. I have two brand new springs as well. Not looking forward to fitting these, there must be a wealth of experience out there and any tips would be greatly appreciated. The engine is not in so I can lay it down on a nice off cut of carpet. Help please.

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Twins / Re: A65 OIF Cover Plate Screws
« on: 13 September, 2017, 12:34:32 »
Thanks Bess, now on my list.

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Twins / A65 OIF Cover Plate Screws
« on: 12 September, 2017, 18:05:51 »
Behind the clutch case there is a steel cover plate held on by 3 small screws 76-2514. Can someone please tell the thread and size please. the sizes are not listed on Draganfly. Thank you.

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Twins / Re: BSA A10 fuel taps
« on: 06 September, 2017, 15:43:35 »
Hitchcock motorcycles do a nice range of fuel taps, not just Enfield. Regards.

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